I finished sewing the borders onto my Flora 9 Patch Charm Quilt last night, so the top is finished.
I love how it turned out, but somehow I don’t have enough Flora yardage for a pieced backing, and I really don’t have enough of anything to put with it except a white with peach polka dots. I was feeling quite lazy about hunting around my stash and needed to get a couple items at Target. $115 later, I came home with some groceries and a few things that aren’t necessities (a couple packs of Easter pencils, a new lamp for Esther’s bedroom) and I picked this up:
The yellows are a pretty good match, and for only $14.99 I couldn’t pass it up. The Flora fabrics don’t have a stripe or a polka dot, so I think it will coordinate nicely and not look mis-matched. This won’t be my first time using a sheet for a backing and it certainly makes the process a lot faster.
I will be quilting this with fmq squiggles. My walking foot stopped working about a month ago. It will move forward a few stitches, but then the stitches get shorter and shorter until it stops advancing and just sews on top of itself which is a huge hassle for using the seam ripper. It kept happening when I was quilting my Tangerine Tango cathedral windows by machine. I was worried it was my machine, but all the other feet work fine. I’ve looked into purchasing a new one, but it’s $50. Not a big deal when I was working, but kind of an expense I’m going to put off for a little while. So it’s FMQ only for the next few quilts.
I’m linking this post up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.